A Song Without Words / Chemicals for ADHD? – NO! / BAYLOR UNIVERSITY / Friday: Shakespeare at School / Adventure Trip Itinerary

“God’s Gifts
put man’s best dreams
to shame
.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

dark street corner

A street lamp keeps my Heart searching.

Standing all alone
on a dark corner of the past,
a street lamp
keeps my Heart searching
down a lonesome road
so far I cannot see,
wondering
where I am,
unknowing
I am no longer me.

Finding I am still lost,
ever deepening,
darkening shadows of doubt,
leave little
in the mind
to wonder what this Life
is all about.

But suddenly,
somehow,
I come to know,
as I stand beneath
another Light,
a Heart so full of Love
and all Aglow,
and listen to God’s Voice
ever so softly whisper
from above,
“Let Me show the Way,
the Gift of Love”

“Let the LORD your God
tell us where we should go
and what we should do.”
– Jeremiah 42:3

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“Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature.”     – Gerard de Nerval

The light you seek,
one day
you will find.
It shines within
As bright as the Sun
In the full of day,
a day
you come to truly see
is never done.

Today,
you may not read
by the reflection
of God’s Light
in the dark corners
of a restless Heart,
but you can
feel His Warmth,
and see your shadow
cast upon a past
doubtful in mind,
lonely of Soul.

flower

Do not let your Life pass you by.

       Much like the dark we find
lingering around a lonely street lamp,
sorrow can surround you,
as the world all around you,
disappears.

So unaware of the Light
may we be,
that all the Beauty
that abides with you
in the dark,
passes you by.

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The Beauty that abides with you in the dark.

We move in momentary
disarray,
from shade
to ever lengthening shadow,
faint and dark
to darker still,
never knowing
that not far away
the Sun is ever shinning,
ever near to breaking
upon a Beautiful horizon,
the Dawn
showing us
a new day.

“Faith
will turn any course,
light any path
,
relieve any distress,
bring joy out of sorrow,
peace out of strife,
friendship out of enmity,
Heaven out of hell.
Faith is God
at work.”

– F. L. Holmes

flower

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”

Living can be like
a song without words:
Beautiful,
but unknowing
what God wants to say
with your Life.

For He truly desires
to speak with you,
to speak through you,
to have you convey
to others left in the dark,
the joy you find
in the stunning beauty
of the Gift He gives:
the Beautiful Dawn
of a precious new day.

Your Life is a song,
a Beautiful Melody.
And you have much to say,
to share the Love story
of being lost,
of finding the way.

flower 4

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”  – Buddha

Close your eyes,
My Precious Friends,
and Pray.
Your Father
will Light the path.
He will write the words
to your Beautiful Song,
He will show you the way.
He will give your Life
a depth of meaning,
something to say.

No one
is denied God’s Light,
the comforting Warmth
of His Love.

For you are my lamp,
O LORD:
and the LORD
will lighten my darkness.”
– 2 Samuel 22:29

In all the World
someone
can be Infinitely better
because of you.
What better Gift
can you give,
what better Gift
could you be,
than the Light
of their Life.

Somewhere,
someone may come to know,
“In all the World,
you are all the World,
to me.”

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A day you come to truly see is never done.

We all look back
for a Light
on the path of Life,
never knowing
it was glowing within.
The Light of God’s Love
shines through us,
and it radiates
to everyone.

Yes,
one day you will pause
on the pathway forward,
to retrace the steps
you took
to arrive where you are,
to see where
you have been,
thinking Home
was ever forward,
the journey
near its end,
when
it’s just begun.

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God’s Love lights the way and turns the darkness into day.

Weep not
for your memories.
Do not let your Life
pass you by.

What words
can never say,
happens every day,
in the Miracle of Love
coming through you
from Above.

God is Truth.

Open your Heart.
Say what
you truly feel.
The deepest emotions
of your Sacred Heart
will convey exactly
what others
so long to hear.
Expressions
of your Love
will take you
where you need
to go,
where you long to be,
to what God desires
for your precious Life.

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Looking down a lonesome road.

I beg of you
to please know and understand
many have suffered,
many have died
for you to arrive
where you are.
Unknown and countless
are the sacrifices
of yesterday,
giving you this day.

There is magic
in the Mirror
of your Being,
in the Beautiful Dawn
of all possibilities
of who you are,
who you can be.

Your Love
can become indistinguishable
from God’s Love.
O Child of God,
such Love
can be your Treasure
to last
your whole Life long,
and far, far beyond.

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There is magic in the mirror.

Accept the Gift.
Honor the Givers.
And
pass it on.

You
are a Prayer

answered
for someone, somewhere,
standing in lonely vigil
on a dim and darkening
street corner of the mind,
looking down a lonesome road
of Life
so far they cannot see,
unknowing
what they are searching for,
is you.

Goodnight.

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One day you will pause to see where you have been.

Drinking coffee may stave off depression.
A study of some 50,000 female nurses in the US
over a period of ten years suggests that women
who drank 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day
reduced their risk of depression by 15%
compared with those who drank one cup or less.
And those who drank four cups or more
had a 20% risk reduction.
– read more here

big sun

Chemicals for ADD and ADHD?

Something is wrong,
but not with your precious child. God, in His Wisdom, has never created a child He did not deeply Love. The concern you express for your child is part of that abiding Love.

Please consult with your physician and ask him or her to remove your child from all the harmful chemicals that will create more and more issues as time passes. The research that is readily available has led to the conclusion that no child should be subjected to the long term effects of these substances. And very few longitudinal studies have been conducted.

Please type the name of your child’s prescription(s) combined with two more words,    “____   and cancer“, and read the results.
Yes, you will be horrified.

The Drug Enforcement Administration had classified Methylphenidate (Ritalin) as a Schedule II drug, comparable to Cocaine.

Methylphenidate is also one of the top ten abused prescription drugs. Ritalin causes constriction of veins and arteries, causing the heart to work overtime and inevitably leading to damage to the organ itself.

It is a violation of parent’s rights when they are not told of the unscientific nature of so-called disorders such as ADHD or the risks of the treatments involving drugs like Ritalin.

Did you know that by labeling your child with ADHD, you are actually labeling them with a mental illness?

Did you know that a child taking a psycho-tropic, psycho-stimulant drugs like Ritalin after the age of 12 is ineligible for military service?

                                                    Why?
                         What do they know that we do not know?

Did you know that the subjective checklists that are being used as criteria for diagnosis are very similar to the checklists used to determine Gifted and Talented Children? These two checklists are almost identical. My Dear Friends, bright children are not passive players in the game of life. They are active. Such activity is a NATURAL by-product of high intelligence. Get on your knees and Thank God you have NORMAL, intelligent and yes, ACTIVE children. What a Blessing!

Did you know that there are studies such as the Berkeley Study that contend that Ritalin and other stimulants further raise the risk of drug abuse? Ritalin makes the brain more susceptible to the addictive power of cocaine and doubles the risk of abuse.

Children are dying from ADHD Drugs

Sadly the deaths of many children has remained unexposed and suppressed for so long because there is a tremendous amount of money and profit at stake for so many. Between 1990 and 2000 there were 186 deaths from methylphenidate reported to the FDA MedWatch program, a voluntary reporting scheme, the numbers of which represent no more than 10 to 20% of the actual incidence.

We need to expose the health risks, dangers, deaths and suicides that are a direct result of administering Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs to children. read more

Does Ritalin Increase Cancer Risk in Children?

Research is raising concerns about the drug Ritalin, suggesting that children who take it may have an increased risk of cancer.

All 12 of the children included in a University of Texas study experienced an increase in chromosome abnormalities just three months after starting Ritalin. Chromosome damage has been linked to heightened cancer risk and to other health problems. Lead researcher Randa A. El-Zein, MD, PhD, and colleagues found a THREEFOLD increase in the level of chromosomal damage in the samples taken after the children were started on Ritalin. read more

Several animal studies have also suggested a link between Ritalin use and cancer.

         Come on Folks!      Wake UP!

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What needs to change is the academic environment. It needs to allow for normal active children. Hyperactive children simply do not exist. Most boys are highly active and for a good reason. It relates to the survival of the species. Think about it!

And common LOGIC dictates what is so apparent: WE ARE A PART OF NATURE NOT APART FROM NATURE.  Your child is acting normal! Put him or her outside in the fresh air with God’s bountiful sunshine and allow for activity. Take advantage of the high activity level and enroll your child in a great sports program. Wear him or her out on the soccer field or playing a ball game like baseball or camping out with a Scout Troop, etc., etc. etc. Instead of drugging up your kid, set him up for recognition for his athletic ability. Take advantage of the GIFT of being a healthy active HUMAN being.

Don’t bury your loved one in an early grave because you lack the courage to say NO. Don’t just say it, shout  “NO”There is beauty in courage. There is no need to water the flowers you place on the grave of your precious child with your tears. Tears should be shed only for joy.

INVITE the dim wit who insisted your child become a lab rat to take the drug instead. Yes, insist they go on the drug first. Look into their horrified eyes when they scream, “What?”

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I’m ready for the sandbox.

If you are not a strong advocate for your child, NO ONE WILL BE. That is why God gave you HIS child – to shelter the deeply loved from the storms of Life, to protect, to Honor, to serve, and LOVE above all things on this Earth. And Love my Friend, is courage.

Please take the time to research these substances and have your precious son or daughter removed from them. I would also change my physician. If he or she has taken the convenient and profitable way to medically treat your family, then he or she needs to be removed from service.

Obviously, the good Doctor has not researched the topic to the degree enough to reach a compassionate, reliably informed and reasonable conclusion. The qualifications of physicians also follow, like everything else in life, the bell-shaped curve of probability. Some are at the lower end of expectations relative to the awareness of what they do. Some will write a prescription for anything. Just be sure to pay the bill on your way out.

Motor vehicle deaths as recently as 2013 totaled 32,719. But, in recent years, there has been an annual average of about 400,000 drug related deaths and serious injuries in a hospital that could have been prevented (those we know about). Which leads me to conclude that the most dangerous place in this country is not on America’s highways, but in the doctor’s waiting room.

Like Jesus said, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” They truly do not know.

Your instinctive and abiding Love for your child allows for insight into what is happening. Please follow your instincts. God has given them to you for a reason. And that reason always points to His abundant Love for you and your child.

Your child is perfection,
as are all of God’s children.

Please remove your children from all substances that tarnish the Will of God. What is truly needed is the abundant Love of our Lord that flows through you. That is all your children will ever need.

tree

“The point,
is for beauty.
Simplistic, joyous beauty;
complicated, twisted beauty
the beauty of courage,
the beauty of loss.
For if there is a Something Else out there,
it is surely hidden
among the beauty of this world.”

― Isabella Rogge

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        The point is for beauty.

A BAYLOR UNIVERSITY professor made national headlines
for his simple act of kindness.

Katy Humphrey, a U.S. Marine and full-time college student, wife and mother, had her babysitter cancel on her at the last minute. Not one to miss class, her only option was to take her 4-month-old daughter, Millie, to class.

She’d hoped Millie wouldn’t be too disruptive to the class, but not long into the lecture, she became fussy.

But rather than shaming Katy or asking her leave class, the professor, Dr. Darryn Willoughby, just walked on over, picked her up, and kept on lecturing without missing a beat.

Millie was absolutely content in his arms for the rest of the class. “I didn’t want Katy to feel uncomfortable, because there was nothing to feel uncomfortable about,” says Willoughby, an associate professor of health, human performance and recreation and director of Baylor’s Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. “Taking care of others in a time of need and when it is not a time of need, just loving and caring about others – that’s God’s purpose.”

What a great example of the caring community at Baylor! I know. I attended Baylor for four years, graduating with the degree Doctor of Education in 1977. I experienced such Love and compassion from everyone, everyday. I cannot recommend a University more highly than Baylor University.

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance was due
April 29 (Friday) Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet) at Stage West Theater
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Spring Trip Itinerary

It’s time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to Little Rock, Ark.  Little Rock has a big role in history. Here, we will learn about Central High School’s place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center & imagine a world free of hunger & poverty at Heifer Village.

*  Be sure to have ALL forms signed, dated and witnessed (where required) and turned in to Dr. A. by Monday, MAY 9. NO, you may NOT participate without these forms properly completed.

 Monday       Meet at the Train Station at 12:30 p.m.
Do NOT be late! Do NOT drop off your child without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present!
Depart Fort Worth by Train   2:20 p.m. (Meet at the Train Station)
Arrive Little Rock                 11:30 p.m. We will be picked up by bus for transport to the hotel (and later to other Arkansas Destinations)

 Tuesday       Farmer’s Market (River Center)    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                      Lunch                                          12:00 p.m.

Tour of Clinton Library                1:30 p.m.

Heifer Village                               4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday  Historical Bus Tour 10:00 am (4 hours).  * Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:30 a.m.

 Thursday     Museum of Discovery               10:00 a.m.

                      Maritime Museum                       1:00 p.m.

 Friday         Transportation to train station 2:00 a.m. This is NOT a misprint. Wake up & get on board!

Depart from Little Rock             3:10 a.m.                                                                       Now you can sleep.)

Arrive in Fort Worth                   1:25 p.m.

 Additional events include: Peabody Park, Big Dam Bridge, and River Lights in the Rock.

The itinerary is susceptible to change. A hot breakfast is included at the Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, and we ask all students to order from the children’s menus, which are more reasonably priced.

Departure for Little Rock is at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16, from the Fort Worth International Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Meet at the Train Station with your luggage at 12:30 p.m. Do  NOT  be  Late.

Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Our very sincere gratitude to Gine Moreland for planning a wonderful adventure to Little Rock.

Thank you.

Reminders: TUITION for 2015-16 is due MAY 1
If you have not paid the balance for the trip, we NEED it no later than May 8.  

Thank You
Bill  &  LeVonna

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